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  • Two of four slave cabins restored at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston. May 17, 2023
    Victoria Hansen
    South Carolina Public Radio
    This week we're talking with Joseph McGill and Herb Frazier, authors of Sleeping with the Ancestors: How I Followed the Footprints of Slavery (2023, Hachette).Since founding the Slave Dwelling Project in 2010, Joseph McGill has been spending the night in slave dwellings throughout the South, but also the in North and in the West, where people are often surprised to learn that such structures exist. Events and gatherings arranged around these overnight stays have provided a unique way to understand the complex history of slavery. McGill and Frazier talk with us about how the project got started and about the sometimes obscured or ignored aspects of the history in the United States.
  • Bombardment of Fort Sumter
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    From the collections of Fort Sumter Fort Moultrie National Historical Park
    This week we'll be talking with Richard Hatcher, author of the book, Thunder in the Harbor: Fort Sumter and the Civil War. Construction of Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor began after British forces captured and occupied Washington during the War of 1812 via a naval attack. The fort was still incomplete in 1861 when the Battle of Fort Sumter occurred, sparking the American Civil War.In writing Thunder in the Harbor, Rick Hatcher conducted the first modern study to document the fort from its origins up to its transfer to the National Park Service in 1948.
Latest Episodes of the SC Lede
  • A satellite image of Hurricane Idalia from August 28th, 2023. NOAA forecasters are predicting an above-normal level of hurricane activity this season with 17-25 due activity due to a confluence of factors, including near-record warm ocean temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, development of La Nina conditions in the Pacific, reduced Atlantic trade winds and less wind shear, all of which tend to favor tropical storm formation.
    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 29, 2024: a look at some recent developments on the campaign trail; SC Emergency Management Director Kim Stenson chimes in on forecasters predicting above-average hurricane activity this season; we discuss a few of the bills Gov. Henry McMaster recently signed into law and three he vetoed; and more!
  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to overturn the redrawn 1st Congressional District map that a lower court ruled was an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. The 2022 map, which was used in that year’s general election, will be used in the June 11 primary and later in the general election.
    Gavin Jackson
    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 25, 2024: an update from SC Public Radio reporter Victoria Hansen on the 1st Congressional District Republican primary race; former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley comes around to the Trump train after being his final primary opponent; Gov. McMaster signed several bills into law this week, including a law with new penalties for drunk driving; and more!
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